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Keywords

antibiotics, disease transmission, hand hygiene, infection control, microbial resistance, patient education, prevention, temporary invasive medical devices

 

Authors

  1. Carrico, Ruth M. PhD, DNP, FSHEA, CIC
  2. Garrett, Hudson PhD, MPH, FNP-BC
  3. Balcom, Dawn DNP, APRN
  4. Glowicz, Janet Burton PhD, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

Abstract

Abstract: The CDC continues to stress the urgent issue of increasing microbial resistance. The organization recently joined forces with the American Nurses Association to bring awareness to this issue through an approach that prevents inappropriate antibiotic use and stresses infection prevention.